Death is all around us.
Turn on any News Broadcast and your liable to hear of a handful of them in one sitting.
It’s a sad reality of life; and it’s also an inevitable one.
I don’t know about you, but when I think about death, it often gets me thinking about my own life. It gets me thinking about the impact I desire for my life to have in this world, especially with my own children.
In essence, I’m thinking about my legacy.
I’m thinking about the beliefs, morals, values, and characteristics that have shaped me, and I’m hoping they will play a huge part in my children’s lives as well.
Do understand that it is not my goal to have my children be just like me.
My desire is that they will be far greater than me; go much further than me; and reach exponentially more people than me.
I’m hoping my legacy, will help them achieve all of that.
I imagine you want to leave behind a great legacy for your children too. If you don’t know exactly what that is just yet, here’s a few of mine that may help to get your thoughts flowing about your own legacy.
A Legacy of Faith. It’s important to me that my children know, that faith always trumps fear.
Fear is a debilitator. It will keep you from moving forward, and hold you back from all you were meant to accomplish.
But faith is courage and trust at a whole new level. Faith says, I believe this can be done successfully, and I’ll do it, even if I have to do it with fear perched on my back.
A Legacy of Self-Love. It’s very difficult, if not impossible, to properly love another person, without first learning to love yourself.
But let’s be honest, from a young age, this world gives us more than enough reasons to not love ourselves. Self-love won’t come easy, but it is worth obtaining.
I believe our relationships alone, will be the better for it.
A Legacy of Perseverance. Life is hard! No doubt our children will experience their fair share of hardships too. Therefore, it’s important to me that my children know the importance of persevering.
I don’t want my children to have spirits that give up easily. Otherwise, who knows what all they will miss out on.
I want them to have the determination to keep going, in spite of challenges, setbacks, and difficulties. This way, they can accomplish all that their hearts desire to accomplish.
A Legacy of Truth, That You Matter, and Your Story Matters Too. I want my children to know that their lives matter and that their stories matter too.
Life moves so fast! It’s easy to let time pass, and never accomplish all that you desired to accomplish.
I want to make sure they know, it’s worth taking the time.
Because when you achieve your goals and fulfill your purpose, that is when you stand to have the greatest impact in the world.
Our stories affect and shape other people.
They help them, they teach them, they inspire them, they motivate them, and they restore their hope, that they too matter and their stories matter too.
It’s not just about our own gratification. It’s about reaching out a hand, to help others find their way, just as you have.
Yes, death may be all around us, but so is life.
And I choose to use my life, to inspire others, especially my children, to live a life of faith, to grow in self-love, to persevere, and to always remember that they matter, and that their stories matter too.
This will be my legacy. What will yours be?
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